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dishwater

[ dish-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈdɪʃˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
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noun
water in which dishes are, or have been, washed.
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Idioms about dishwater

    dull as dishwater / ditchwater, extremely dull; boring.

Origin of dishwater

First recorded in 1475–85; dish + water
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British Dictionary definitions for dishwater

dishwater
/ (ˈdɪʃˌwɔːtə) /

noun
water in which dishes and kitchen utensils are or have been washed
something resembling thisthat was dishwater, not coffee
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Other Idioms and Phrases with dishwater

dishwater

see dull as dishwater.

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